1844-O 50C MS62

PCGS#: 6246

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Walrath; Numismatic Gallery Sale (1948) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $4125

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1844-O Half Dollar has a slightly larger mintage than the 1844, but it is somewhat scarcer overall, especially in Mint State. This date is surprisingly well-struck for a New Orleans Half Dollar and most examples show strong, if not full, details in the stars and feathers.  The typical Mint State example is MS63, with a few MS62 and a few MS64 examples on either side.  The best example is the Gem PCGS MS65 illustrated above.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,005,000 Weight: 13.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 27 / 66 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 25 / 66 TIE 42 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade